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 Sleep Paralysis DiagnosisSleep Paralysis Diagnosis
 
Sleep is an essential part of our body’s self-healing and repairing mechanism. It is when the body rests at night that the regeneration of damaged cells takes place. The body goes through cycles of REM or Rapid Eye Movement and NREM or Non-Rapid Eye Movement sleep. The body switches through these two states at least four to six times during the course of the night. Each stage typically takes about 90 minutes to complete.
 
   Genetic link to insomnia foundGenetic link to insomnia found
 
A new study has found certain genes that predispose a person to develop insomnia or sleep problems. This was one of the largest genome wide studies undertaken on insomnia. The study led by psychiatrist Murray Stein from the University of California San Diego was published in the latest issue of the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
 
   Study highlights significant clinical differences between men and women with sleep apneaStudy highlights significant clinical differences between men and women with sleep apnea
 
Researchers from the UCLA School of Nursing examined clinical records and magnetic resonance imaging brain scans of patients who were recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, and discovered several apparent connections between thinning of the brain's cerebral cortex and apnea symptoms.
 
 Insomnia in Pregnancy
 
Insomnia in PregnancyInsomnia is a frequent sleep alteration in pregnancy. It may be primary or due to some underlying medical condition, such as anxiety, mood disorders, sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome.
 
 
 New study indicates possible misuse or abuse of ADHD medication
 
New study indicates possible misuse or abuse of ADHD medicationA new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study indicates that methylphenidate, a central nervous system stimulant approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, may be subject to misuse and/or abuse.
 
 
 Overview of Prion Diseases
 
Overview of Prion DiseasesPrion diseases are progressive nervous system diseases which always have a fatal outcome. They are transmissible and affect many mammals. They are also called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs).
 
 
 Study finds common presence of nightmares among U.S. military personnel
 
Study finds common presence of nightmares among U.S. military personnelA new study shows that a high percentage of military personnel with sleep disturbances met criteria for nightmare disorder, but few of them reported nightmares as a reason for sleep evaluation. Those with nightmare disorder had an increased risk of other sleep and mental health disorders.
 
 
 Smart sleep tips to help people prepare for daylight saving time
 
Smart sleep tips to help people prepare for daylight saving timeSleep keeps the brain working properly. It helps us control our weight, as well as our emotions. It is also plays a role in helping to heal and repair the heart and blood vessels.
 
 
 Feeling sleepy during the day could predict Alzheimer's disease finds study
 
Feeling sleepy during the day could predict Alzheimer's disease finds studyIn a new study, researchers have shown that excessive sleepiness during the day time among elderly who had normal mental acuity and cognitive powers is associated with the buildup of amyloid plaques in the brain that is typical of Alzheimer’s disease.
 
 
 Study finds excess caffeine consumption among Italian adolescents
 
Study finds excess caffeine consumption among Italian adolescentsMore than three-quarters (76%) of Italian adolescents who completed anonymous questionnaires consumed caffeine on a daily basis and nearly half (46%) exceeded the upper limits recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.